“ Its Free and anyone from the village can use it even at homes, agriculture fields, farms and streets” — Ashfaq Khan, emphasizing on the benefits of Hotspot Internet
So the Exciting News is that Hotspot Internet is available for free of cost to the hospital staff as well as local community of village Zahidabad. It is broadband Internet via satellite (donated by Cybernet in 2006), which is transported to Zahidabad village using Nano Station 2 equipment.
Satellite at UM Trust
Having Hotspot Internet at rural area offers enormous potential for communication and collaboration, as more and more people are able to connect to it easily. Its like a whole new world is open to them. Local community is exploiting this opportunity for educational and learning purpose where as small Children are also using it to play games.
“ It is amazing to see how fast a five years old kid in rural learns the functionality of mobile phone and uses Internet to download games and educational material”- Atif mumtaz, Jaroka project Director
Hotspot Internet available at UM Trust
This technology is also offering more flexibility for UM Trust operations in the field such as remote data collection and monitoring programs, remote treatment of patient and disease surveillance.